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IRWIN Tools VISE-GRIP Lineman's Plier, 8-inch (2078208)

4.5 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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  • Durable IRWIN VISE-GRIP linesman pliers feature nickel-chromium steel construction
  • Pliers feature ProTouch grips that provide extra comfort and reduce hand fatigue
  • Induction-hardened cutting edge stays sharper, longer
  • Machined jaws for maximum gripping strength
  • Meets or exceeds ANSI specifications
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Product Description

Product Description

These IRWIN VISE-GRIP LP8 8-inch North American Lineman's Pliers are crafted from durable nickel-chromium steel with an induction-hardened cutting edge that stays sharper, longer. The pliers feature machined jaws that give maximum gripping strength, while ProTouch grips provide extra comfort and reduce hand fatigue.

From the Manufacturer

Vise-Grip 8" Linemans Plier has a durable nickel chromium steel construction. The ProTouch grips provide extra comfort and reduces hand fatigue. Features induction hardened cutting edge that stays sharper, longer. Machined jaws for maximum gripping strength and meets or exceeds ANSI specifications.

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Technical Details

Part Number 2078208
Item Weight 1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions 10.1 x 3.8 x 0.6 inches
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Item model number 2078208
Size EA
Color BLUE YELLOW
Item Package Quantity 1
Warranty Description Customer Satisfaction

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ASIN B000A0UJVK
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #13,840 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#13 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Pliers > Tongue-and-Groove Pliers
#16 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Hand Tools > Pliers > Slip-Joint Pliers
#1,150 in Home Improvement > Contractor Supply
Shipping Weight 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available November 9, 2004

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these are pretty heavy duty linemans pliers. I previously had a 6 and 7" linemans pliers of lesser quality (generic) and they work fine I just decided to give these a try. They work great and appear they will last a lifetime of my homeowner/DIY'er use. The only thing I do not like is that when fully close there is a small gap in the ends of the pliers. This may in fact be the correct design for lineman's pliers so that they do not overly crimp wire or other items you are using them on so I did not take off any stars for this, but wanted to note it in my review. These pliers are very tight in the joint with no slop.
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these are very good pliers. the grips are large but fairly comfortable (perhaps not for small hands). I have purchased several products from klein and irwin lately. irwins seems to be very good quality for the money. overall I will say klein definately is better and what I will buy from now.
irwin is great for the home shop. profesionals I don't think would be satisfied,but klein
is significantly more expensive.
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Good quality pliers with very nice tight joint and good quality steel. My gripe though is that the jaws do not open as much as they should. Only about 7/8" at the tip. Fine if you're using them as lineman's pliers, not so much if like me you use for other things like hose clamps etc..
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I'm a DIYer...far from a professional but wanted a set on linemans to do a bunch of different things: cut wire, general gripping/bending, and utility pliers.

Buy them. They're cheap, they're useful, and you'll find yourself using them quite a bit.
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I run a home repair business and use a lot of Irwin hand tools. I have not been disappointed. These lineman pliers are great. They are nicely macined, fit together well and cut great. They have a nice finish and look sharp. These will be around for a long time. Really like the Irwin tools.
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Love Irwin tools. Some Irwin tools are still made in USA, just not all of them. I try to buy American when I can. Use at work everyday. Found out by research, that apex tool group owns a lot of different brands, that are or were made in USA. Love Amazon.
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This set of linemans pliers are absosmurfly terrific. My set has seen continual abuse day and day again and beg for more use. If Chuck Norris were to purchase linemans pliers, these would be the ones he would purchase. (Of course, we know that Chuck does not need pliers. He'd just use his fingers.)
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By Rukee on December 2, 2012
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They look professional, but theywould last 2 months of good use.I still use them once in a while when i can't find my knipex pliers but they're dull.For just general around the house work they should be ok. But if you intend to use them on job sites then be ready to sharpen them.
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